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Quotes by jasper johns - (17 quotes)

Jasper Johns - From the Accidents category:

I have meant what I have done. Or – I have often meant what I have done. Or – I have sometimes meant what I have done. Or – I have tried to mean what I was doing. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Activity category:

Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Do something else to it. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Experience category:

A painting should contain more experience than simply intended statement. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Failure category:

I assumed that everything would lead to complete failure, but I decided that didn't matter – that would be my life. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Habit category:

When you work you learn something about what you are doing and you develop habits and procedures out of what you're doing. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Ideas category:

One's range [of ideas] is limited by one's interests and imagination and by one's passion. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Ideas category:

I often find that having an idea in my head prevents me from doing something else. Working is therefore a way of getting rid of an idea. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Interest category:

I'm interested in things which suggest the world rather than express the personality... The most conventional thing, the most ordinary thing – it seems to me that those things can be dealt with without having to judge them; they seem to me to exist as clear facts, not involving aesthetic hierarchy. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Manipulation category:

Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space... but I don't understand that. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Meaning category:

I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Possibilities category:

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Reality category:

I tend to like things that already exist. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Searching category:

I am just trying to find a way to make pictures. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Seeing category:

Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Senses category:

When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Truth category:

Whatever I do seems artificial and false, to me. (Jasper Johns)

Jasper Johns - From the Work category:

One works without thinking how to work. (Jasper Johns)